COLLISION II is a voluminous sculpture in space comprised of orbital debris and encompassing the entire Earth. American artist Richard Clar, defined the massive sculpture in low-Earth orbit by designating 192 orbital debris objects out of the 10,000 tracked by the U.S. Space Command. The sculpture strikingly draws attention to the problem of orbital debris, which is a growing threat to current and future space activities in near-Earth orbit. Using the tremendous processing power of a massively parallel computer and tracking data from the U.S. Space Command, the Naval Research Laboratory precisely predicts the orbits of the more than 10,000 orbital debris objects that now comprise the orbital debris catalog.
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